Pep Guardiola´s Monday blues has nothing to do with Wigan

Mar 11, 2018, 01:05
Pep Guardiola´s Monday blues has nothing to do with Wigan

This is Guardiola's second full season at City, and previous year (2016-17) his team flattered to deceive-after flying off the blocks with a six-game winning run, City fell off the pace in December 2016, even as the eventual champions, Chelsea, found their winning touch.

In all competitions this season, the 23-year-old has found the net seven times.

However, the Swiss side did at least manage to restore some pride by ending City's 15-month unbeaten home record last night, thanks to a 2-1 victory at the Etihad.

'On any given day you can win a game of football.

"But, as you are playing more and more, you are going to get that fear away and play your football".

'I don't like to play Monday, ' he said. "At Wigan we lost because we played for 55 minutes with 10 against 11, and we weren't precise enough to score a goal".

"Physically, I'm feeling very well", he said.

Guardiola recently won his first trophy for the Citizens, who beat Arsenal 3-0 in the EFL Cup final on February 25, while also reaching the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals this week at the expense of Basel.

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus put City ahead in the eighth minute, but the visitors drew level nine minutes later when Mohamed Elyounoussi buried the ball in the bottom corner.

The 20-time Swiss champions ran out surprise 1-2 winners, but the Premier League leaders progressed 5-2 on aggregate, with the 23-year-old Norwegian worldwide scoring one and creating the other for defender Michael Lang. "I don't what to damage my club, not at all".

Jesus might have to bide his time now, which would be frustrating for the Brazilian after his recent time out of the team with knee ligament damage and the fact that he will be looking to impress Brazil coach Tite with only three months to go before the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Jesus is of a similar opinion of Liverpool's Roberto Firmino when it comes to worldwide duty.

"We are in the quarter-finals, that is the good news, and after we will see how we will arrive in the quarter-finals".

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